The study involved 430 hospitals throughout Turkey, each of which had 100 or more beds according to statistical data issued by The Ministry of Health of Turkey. Of these 430 hospitals, 358 were public, 40 were university-affiliated, and 32 were private. The questionnaires developed for the study were sent to the hospitals by mail. Only 251 hospitals returned responses. The questionnaire response rate was 58.4%. A total of 32 questions were asked in the survey. Frequency distributions of the data for statistical analysis were made, and tables were created according to the type and capacity of the hospitals.